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The Book of Ballads by Charles Vess
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Illustrated and presented by one of the leading artists in modern fantasy, "The Book Of Ballads" gives us some of the great songs and folktales of the English, Irish, and Scottish traditions, re-imagined in sequential-art form, in collaboration with some of today's strongest fantasy writers. Here is "New York Times" bestselling author Neil Gaiman retelling "The False Knight on the Road"; popular mystery author Sharyn McCrumb re-imagining "Thomas the Rhymer"; acclaimed children's writer Jane Yolen with "King Henry" and "The Great Selchie of Sule Skerrie"; popular novelist Charles de Lint's contemporary re-working of "Twa Corbies"; comics superstar Jeff Smith with "The Galtee Farmer"; Emma Bull's version of "The Black Fox," and much, much more. A finalist for 2005's Eisner Award, "Ballad" is an event in the worlds of fantasy and graphic storytelling alike...

Author Biography

As an illustrator and collaborator, Charles Vess has worked with Neil Gaiman on the World Fantasy Award-winning "Midsummer Night's Dream" issue of "Sandman"; with Charles de Lint on children's books and illustrated novels; and with Jeff Smith of "Bone" on the "Bone "prequel "Rose." Vess has won the World Fantasy Award twice. He is currently illustrating a special limited edition of George R. R. Martin's bestselling "A Storm of Swords. "He lives in rural Virginia.
Release date NZ
April 28th, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
New edition
chiefly Illustrations
Tor Books
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